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Assistant Professor of Bassoon

Louisiana State University
Louisiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description: The Louisiana State University School of Music invites applications for a tenure-track position, Assistant Professor of Bassoon, with appointment to begin in fall 2022. We seek artist-performers and teachers with demonstrated ability to attract a large, vibrant studio of students who value learning in an engaged, personalized, collaborative, and inspiring School culture.

Responsibilities: Teach applied bassoon at all levels and in all degree programs; teach courses in woodwind literature and pedagogy; coach chamber music; advise graduate students; recruit and retain excellent student musicians; build and maintain a national and international profile as performer and teacher; perform with the LSU woodwind faculty; participate in faculty governance; and contribute to the department, the University, the academic profession, or the broader national or international community that support the primary missions of scholarship and teaching.

Required qualifications: A Doctorate in bassoon performance or equivalent professional experience; distinguished record as a performer in solo, chamber, and/or orchestral settings; demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching a broad range of students of diverse identities and backgrounds; and commitment to contributing to an academic and artistic community reflective of LSU’s rich regional and national demographics.

Preferred qualifications: An additional area of concentration or specialization that extends one’s influence; evidence of dispositions that serve leadership, relationship-building, problem-solving, and opportunity-generating capacities.

LSU’s College of Music and Dramatic Arts is a performing arts community that prepares performers, composers, teachers, and scholars for productive lives after college. In a setting that prioritizes engagement, acceptance, personalization, collaboration, and inspiration, we foster passion for the arts, the creation of new works, and connection with community, heightening our collective ability to communicate with expressive power and purpose. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is a national flagship institution with world-class intellectual and creative resources. Located in Baton Rouge, a dynamic state capital situated on the Mississippi River, the University represents the best of Louisiana's vibrant, evocative and diverse culture. Baton Rouge is home to both LSU and Southern University and numerous businesses and industrial facilities, with a metropolitan area population of over 800,000.

The LSU School of Music offers a comprehensive program to nearly 500 music majors. It has 50 full-time faculty, 10 professional staff, and 75 graduate teaching assistants. In addition to the Golden Band from Tigerland and the Turner-Fischer Center for Opera, the School of Music features strong band, orchestra, jazz, vocal, keyboard, and chamber music programs, as well as a robust research component in music education, composition, musicology, and music theory. The School sponsors over 300 recitals, concerts, operas, masterclasses, and lectures each academic year. Degrees offered include the Ph.D. (with concentrations in composition, experimental music and digital media, music education, musicology, and music theory), DMA (concentrations in music performance, collaborative piano, and choral, orchestral, and wind conducting,), MM, BM, BME, and BA (Liberal Arts). LSU also has an innovative and collaborative media arts community; The Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) includes Experimental Music & Digital Media, Digital Media Arts & Engineering, and Digital Arts, offering opportunities to compose for video games, digital animations, and film.

LSU has an enrollment of over 33,000 students. Baton Rouge supports a thriving performing arts scene, including the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, several dance companies, various eclectic concert series, and a professional theatre company.   

Additional Job Description: Special Instructions:

Review of applications begins on November 1, 2021. To receive full consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, teaching philosophy, statement demonstrating commitment and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a document with links to online recordings of live performances within the last three years on a platform such as SoundCloud or YouTube. Teaching videos may be requested at a later date.

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Contact person: Tim Love, Executive Assistant to the Dean,     

Additional Position Information: Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!     

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer: LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (   

HCM Contact Information: Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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